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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Nov 30, 2010 7:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I Hate Me & My Uncle>Big River

I think, with the "cowboy tunes" , it is question of "when" . They just lost the feel for them as the 80's progressed . By coupling them, seemed to be the beginning of this . And the return of Hart, didn't help these sort of songs . I think Bob's heart moved from the country ( WRS ) to the city ( Stranger ) . I might have helped to learn some new ones . We have talked about this all before .
In a late 72 AUD ( can't recall ) , you hear a guy call out "Me & my Uncle", and you think "what and IDIOT", after all it was the most played Dead song etc., but then you remember , it was still at that point "KICK ASS" . Those early 70's ones are great ( and yes I love the "Cowboy" sandwiches , TOO>cowboy tune>TOO ).
Jerry still could come up with some good stuff in Big River, though the overall execution of the song , sucked ... at least in comparison with , say 74 .